On Friday 8th July, 2016, millions of players from across the world, took a chance and bought a Mega Millions lottery ticket. After rolling over since the 8th of March, the jackpot was estimated to be a colossal US$540 million!
The winning numbers announced on Friday night were 8, 19, 20, 55, 73 and the Mega Ball was 5.
Mega Millions officials confirm that one lucky person has matched all 5 numbers as well as the Mega Ball number, and thus is holding a winning lottery ticket worth US$540 million! The jackpot winning lottery ticket was bought from a Speedway Service Station in Cambridge City, Indiana.
The jackpot is the 7th largest prize in U.S lottery history to date, and if claimed, it will be the most ever won on a single Mega Millions ticket to date.
This Mega Millions winner has not yet come forward to claim their prize.
There were 10 lucky players who managed to match all 5 numbers (but not the Mega ball), from Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, and Oklahoma – winning a total of US$1 million. Three of the winning tickets however included the optional ‘Megaplier’, so their tickets are worth $2 million each!
To read more about the Mega Millions lottery, take a look at our ‘Player’s Guide to Mega Millions’; or if the $540 million jackpot has tickled your taste buds, why not buy your ticket for the next Mega Millions draw right now?